TOSHIBA TEC B-SX4 Printer Support

Registered by John McCourt on 2009-08-21

Case:

The company I work for uses TOSHIBA TEC B-SX4 printers for printing tray labels. We cannot migrate to Ubuntu because Ubuntu doesn't have have drivers for this device. We are a mailing company and are heavily dependent on these printers for all our jobs. Buying a new printer would cost more than a windows license so changing the printer is not an option. Also, many UK mailing houses use this printer because it produces Royal Mail standard tray labels.

Proposition
Add support for TOSHIBA TEC B-SX4 printers to Ubuntu.

More information about these printers can be found at http://www.toshibatec-eu.com/Europe/en/products/printers/overview_printers/_products/b-sx4/

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
None
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Unknown
Milestone target:
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The following driver is prepared for Ubuntu systems and works pretty well with TEC B-SX4 label printers:

    http://github.com/samlown/rastertotpcl

It supports a range of TPCL based printers and includes support for TOPIX Compression. It does however require compilation before installation, a .deb package would be nice (at some point I'd like to try and create one.)

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